It was only fitting that Mattel would (finally) release a Met Gala Barbie, even more fitting that it would be done for the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition AND designed by Moschino (and Linda Kyaw from Mattel)! The doll is perfect for the occasion, even though I cannot help thinking what Bob Mackie would have done with this theme. Unfortunately the doll sold out a few hours after appearing in the Met Museum shop, her 500 pieces are all gone. With a price of $75.00, it was only natural that it would sell out. There were two versions, a blonde and an AA. See the photos below, along with the description and details from the museum shop.
The most Moschino Barbie® Doll ever! Made by Mattel exclusively for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a limited edition of 500, the Moschino Barbie is a creative collaboration between the Italian luxury brand and Mattel's spirited icon of style.
This collectible doll wears a super-sweet, super-fabulous ensemble. The outfit reimagines a look from Jeremy Scott’s 2015 spring/summer couture collection for Moschino, in which all the designs were inspired by Mattel's Barbie.
Think exaggerated. Think extravagant. Think over-the-top. Think camp—the subject of The Costume Institute's spring 2019 show, Camp: Notes on Fashion. Mashing up concepts from the past with looks from today, this eye-opening style offers a nudge and a wink to those in the know.
Includes earrings, purse, shoes, sunglasses, shawl, dress, doll stand, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Designer: Linda Kyaw
Label: Gold Label®
Release date: 11/9/2015
Body Type: ModelMuse™ Barbie®
Facial sculpt: Superstar
Fashion Sewn On?: No
Customizations: Painted nails
Doll: 11 1/2''H
Package: 12 3/4''H x 2 1/2''D x 6 1/2''W
Jeremy Scott (the Moschino designer) made the real life dress for Kacey Mushgraves to wear in the Met Gala. In addition, Musgraves carried a blow dryer clutch. The drop diamond earrings are from Forevermark and the shoes from Aldo.
And of course, the @Barbiestyle Instagram had photos of Barbie getting ready for the big event.
All doll photos courtesy of Mattel - Kacey Mushgraves photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock